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and wind - drier conditions and improved air circulation should help control the infection without the need to resort to using a spray.
to improve drainage. I'll probably resort to raiding the kids' sandpit, and the sand used to fill in the drainage holes.I'll also soon be out protecting my emerging daffodils with twine and canes. They're starting to appear along the drive near the lawn
.Until the weather improves this activity raises my spirits. I even wonder if I should start growing that brown rice myself...
aluminium foil sheets around the plants, in the hope that they will help to reflect light back on the seedlings and improve their chances of growing into healthy plants.I can never find a decent, slimline dibber, so use a blunt pencil instead. I find
repeated each year!First on my list of 'revolutions' is the vow to improve my meagre success with carrots. Only the purple varieties seem to work for me, so I'll be sticking with them in 2009; I think I'll skip a year before trying orange cultivars again
I've always been fascinated by algae. These simple organisms take so many forms. Some are accurate indicators of water pollution, and some, like the blue-green alga spirulina, are a brilliant source of vitamin B12. But right now they've gone too far